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$194M creates new Canada research chairs


Vancouver, BC – The federal government has awarded $194 million for 194 new Canada research chairs at universities across the country.

“From health care, to the environment, to building stronger communities, the work of these Canada Research Chairs will have a direct impact on the lives of Canadians and help position Canada as a world leader in the 21st century economy,” says Paul Martin, the prime minister.

Of the 194 new chairs, 79 are either expatriates or international researchers coming to Canada. So far, the program has attracted 395 researchers from abroad. The program was designed to attract and retain the best and brightest researchers from around the world.

The funding also includes $23.1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to fund essential research infrastructure, ranging from computer equipment for information databases to housing for laboratory facilities.

“Our investment will provide the tools researchers need to compete with the best in the world,” said Dr Eliot Phillipson, president of CFI. “It will also contribute to strengthening the research training environment for young Canadians in all regions of the country.”

Following is a list of the science, medical and engineering new chairs that were awarded in this found of funding:

Alberta:
University of Calgary

– Birss, Viola, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Electrochemistry of Materials for Fuel Cells and Related Energy Applications, $1,400,000
– Carroll, Susanne E., Social Sciences and Humanities, Canada Research Chair in Second Language Studies, $1,400,000
– Dunn, Jeffrey, Health, Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Imaging, $1,400,000
– Ghannouchi, Fadhel M., Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Intelligent RF Radio Technology, $1,400,000
– Schriemer, David, Health, Canada Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Proteomics, $500,000

University of Alberta

– Archer, Stephen, Health, Canada Research Chair in Translational Cardiovascular Research, $1,400,000
– Buriak, Jillian, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Inorganic Materials, $500,000
– Campbell, Robert, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry, $500,000
– Coleman, Heather J., Social Sciences and Humanities, Canada Research Chair in Imperial Russian History, $500,000
– Courneya, Kerry, Health, Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer, $1,400,000
– Hegadoren, Kathy, Health, Canada Research Chair in Stress-related Disorders in Women, $500,000
– Jaeger, Wolfgang, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Cluster Science, $1,400,000
– Kawchuk, Gregory, Health, Canada Research Chair in Spinal Function, $500,000
– Kuznicki, Steven M., Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Sieve Nanomaterials, $1,400,000
– Lehmann, Ordan, Health, Canada Research Chair in Glaucoma Genetics, $500,000
– Luo, Jingli, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Alternative Fuel Cells, $500,000
– Michelakis, Evangelos, Health, Canada Research Chair in Pulmonary Hypertension, $500,000
– Smiley, James, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Virology, $1,400,000

British Columbia:

Malaspina University-College

– Barnes, Penelope, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Shellfish Aquaculture, $500,000

Okanagan University College

– Hodges, Karen, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Vernon C. "Bert" Brink Canada Research Chair in Conservation Biology, $500,000 , Simon Fraser University
– Flowers, Gwenn, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Glaciology, $500,000
– Mooney, Patricia, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Semiconductor Physics, $1,400,000
– Rmisch, Karin, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Protein Secretion, $1,400,000

University of British Columbia

– Accili, Eric, Health, Canada Research Chair in Pacemaker Channel Biology, $500,000
– Adem, Alejandro, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Algebraic Topology and Group Cohomology, $1,400,000
– Aparicio, Samuel, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Oncology, $500,000
– Carpenter, Mark, Health, Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Health, $500,000
– Chiao, Mu, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in MEMS and Nanotechnology for Biomedical Devices, $500,000
– Ciufolini, Marco, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, $1,400,000
– Coops, Nicholas, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing, $500,000
– Diamond, Adele, Health, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, $1,400,000
– Edgar, Bruce, Health, Canada Research Chair in Cell Cycle Control, $1,400,000
– Li, Hongbin, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Nanoscience and Protein Engineeering, $500,000
– Pinar, William, Social Sciences and Humanities, Canada Research Chair in Curriculum Studies, $1,400,000
– Snutch, Terrance P., Health, Canada Research Chair in Biotechnology and Genomics – Neurobiology, $1,400,000

– University of Northern British Columbia

– Tang, Youmin, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Climate Prediction and Predictability, $500,000

University of Victoria

– Frank, Natia, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Multifunctional Materials Design, $500,000
– Giles, Randy, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Network Architectures and Support Technologies, $1,400,000
– Kunze, Eric, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Seagoing Physical Oceanography, $1,400,000
– Papadopoulos, Christo, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology, $500,000
– Quas, Anthony, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Measurable Dynamics and Ergodic Theory, $500,000

Manitoba:

Brandon University

– Untereiner, Wendy, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Resource Management and the Environment, $500,000

University of Manitoba

– Blanchard, James, Health, Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology and Global Public Health, $500,000
– Davie, James, Health, Canada Research Chair in Chromatin Dynamics, $1,400,000
– Menec, Verena, Health, Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging, $500,000
– Mizuno, Tooru, Health, Canada Research Chair in Endocrinology of Diabetes and Metrabolic Control, $500,000

New Brunswick:

University of New Brunswick

– Ulieru, Mihaela, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Adaptive Information Infrastructures for the e-Society, $500,000

Newfoundland and Labrador:

Memorial University of Newfoundland

– Chen, Qiying, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Photonics, $500,000
– McIlroy, Duncan, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geoscience/ Geotechnology, $500,000

Nova Scotia:

Dalhousie University

– Baylis, Francoise, Health, Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy, $1,400,000
– Borwein, Jonathan, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Distributed and Collaborative Research, $1,400,000
– Lyons, Renee, Health, Canada Research Chair in Health Promotion, $1,400,000
– Thomas, Helmuth, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Marine Biogeochemistry, $500,000

St. Francis Xavier University

– Kellman, Lisa, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Sciences, $500,000 , , Ontario

Ontario:

Algoma University College

– Cory, Jennifer, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Mo
lecular Ecology, $1,400,000

McMaster University

– Bhandari, Mohit, Health, Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma and Surgical Outcomes, $500,000
– Davidson, Tim, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Communication Systems, $500,000
– Deza, Antoine, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Combinatorial Optimization, $500,000
– Eikelboom, John, Health, Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, $500,000
– Gupta, Bhagwati, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Biology, $500,000
– Kips, Johan, Health, Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Diseases, $1,400,000
– Kirubarajan, Thia, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Information Fusion, $500,000
– Maibaum, Tom, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in the Foundations of Software Engineering, $1,400,000

Queen’s University

– Daymond, Mark, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Nuclear Materials and Mechanics of Materials, $500,000
– Kuhlmeier, Valerie, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Development, $500,000
– Waldman, Stephen, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Engineering of Human Joints, $500,000

Ryerson University

– Kolios, Michael, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Applications of Ultrasound, $500,000

University of Western Ontario

– Gatermann, Karin, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Computer Algebra, $500,000
– Karmazyn, Morris, Health, Canada Research Chair in Experimental Cardiology, $1,400,000
– Laird, Dale W., Health, Canada Research Chair in Gap Junctional Intercellular Communication and Disease, $1,400,000
– Patel, Rajnikant, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Control, $1,400,000
– Richardson, Bryan, Health, Canada Research Chair in Fetal/Neonatal Health & Development, $1,400,000

University of Guelph

– Mason, Georgia, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Animal and Poultry Science, $500,000

University of Ontario Insitute of Technology

– Holdway, Douglas, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Toxicology, $1,400,000

University of Ottawa

– Blier, Pierre, Health, Canada Research Chair in Psychopharmacology, $1,400,000
– Brand, Marjorie, Health, Canada Research Chair in the Regulation of Gene Expression, $500,000
– Figeys, Daniel, Health, Canada Research Chair in Proteomics and Systems Biology, $1,400,000
– Kaern, Mads, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Systems Biology., $500,000
– Labonte, Ronald, Health, Canada Research Chair in Global Health Equity, $1,400,000
– Touyz, Rhian, Health, Canada Research Chair in Hypertension, $1,400,000

University of Toronto

– Agrawal, Aniel, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in the Genetics of Evolutionary Interactions, $500,000
– Attisano, Liliana, Health, Canada Research Chair in Signalling Networks in Cancer, $1,400,000
– Belsham, Denise, Health, Canada Research Chair in Neurodocrinology, $500,000
– Culotti, Joseph G, Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Neurogenetics, $1,400,000
– Floras, John S., Health, Canada Research Chair in Integrative Cardiovascular Biology, $1,400,000
– Grady, Cheryl, Health, Canada Research Chair in Neurocognitive Aging, $1,400,000
– Guttman, David, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Genomics, $500,000
– Levine, Joel, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Neurogenetics, $500,000
– Martin, Alberto, Health, Canada Research Chair in Antibody Diversification, $500,000
– Miyake, Akira, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Human Memory and Attention, $1,400,000
– Robinson, Lisa A., Health, Canada Research Chair in Leukocyte Migration in Inflammation and Injury, $500,000
– Sellen, Daniel, Health, Canada Research Chair in Human Ecology and Public Health Nutrition, $500,000
– Straus, Sharon, Health, Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation, $500,000

University of Waterloo

– Chen, Pu, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Nano-biomaterials, $500,000
– Cook, Richard, Health, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Methods for Health Research, $1,400,000
– Keshav, Srinivasan, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Tetherless Computing, $500,000
– Khandani, Amir Keyvan, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Wireless Systems, $1,400,000
– Nathan, Arokia, Natural Sciences and Engineering, CCanada Research Chair in Nanoscale Elastic Circuits, $1,400,000
– Nazar, Linda, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Solid State Inorganic Materials Chemistry, $1,400,000
– Servos, Mark, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Protection, $1,400,000
– Staines, W. Richard, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Control, $500,000
– Worswick, Michael, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Light Weight Materials under Extreme Deformation: Forming and Impact, $1,400,000

York University

– Taylor, Wendy, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Experimental Particle Physics, $500,000 , , Qubec

Quebec:

Concordia University

– Floryan, Jerzy M., Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Fluid Mechanics / Computational Engineering, $1,400,000
– Forman, David, Social Sciences and Humanities, Canada Research Chair in Human Development, $500,000
– Martin, Vincent, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics and Engineering, $500,000
– Shnirelman, Alexander, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Applied Mathematics, $1,400,000

cole Polytechnique de Montral

– Skorobogatiy, Maksim, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in the Theory, Manufacturing and Applications of Photonic Crystals, $500,000

McGill University

– Abouheif, Ehab, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Evolution, $500,000
– Alda, Martin, Health, Canada Research Chair in Bipolar Mood Disorders, $1,400,000
– Barralet, Jake, Health, Canada Research Chair in Osteoinductive Biomaterials, $500,000
– Borck, Cornelius, Health, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy and Language of Medicine, $500,000
– Brandenberger, Robert, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Cosmology, $1,400,000
– Cloutier, Jean-Franois, Health, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neurobiology, $500,000
– Dimitrakopoulos, Roussos, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization Under Uncertainty, $1,400,000
– Fuhrer, Rebecca, Health, Canada Research Chair in Psychosocial Epidemiology, $1,400,000
– Gonzalez, Andrew, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity, $500,000
– Haghighi, Ali Pejmun, Health, Canada Research Chair in Drosophila Neurobiology, $500,000
– Kristof, Arnold, Health, Canada Research Chair in Pulmonary-Critical Care, $500,000
– Lynch, John, Health, Canada Research Chair in Population Health, $1,400,000
– Martinez Trujillo, Julio Cesar, Health, Canada Research Chair in Visual Neuroscience, $500,000
– Nadeau, Jay, Health, Canada Research Chair in Nanocellular Neuroscience, $500,000
– O’Loughlin, Jennifer, Health, Canada Research Chair in Childhood Determinants of Adult Chronic Disease, $1,400,000
– Piccirillo, Ciriaco A., Health, Canada Research Chair in Regulatory Lymphocytes of the Immune System, $500,000
– Tone, Andrea, Health, Canada Research Chair in the Social Hi
story of Medicine, $1,400,000
– Vengallatore, Srikar, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nanosystems, $500,000
– Vidal, Silvia, Health, Canada Research Chair in Host Response to Virus Infection, $1,400,000
– Vials, Jorge, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Nonequilibrium Materials, $1,400,000
– Young, Jason C., Health, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Chaperones, $500,000

Universit de Montral

– Charette, Andr, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Stereoselective Synthesis of Bioreactive Models, $1,400,000
– Lehoux, Pascale, Health, Canada Research Chair on Innovation in Health, $500,000
– Rouleau, Guy, Health, Canada Research Chair in Genetics of the Nervous System, $1,400,000
– Silva, Carlos, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular Optoelectronics, $500,000

Universit de Sherbrooke

– Blisle, Marc, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair on Space and Landscape Ecology, $500,000
– Faucheux, Nathalie, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Centre on Biohybrid Cell-Biomaterials Systems, $500,000
– Lepage, Martin, Health, Canada Research Chair in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, $500,000

Universit du Qubec Chicoutimi

– Laprise, Catherine, Health, Canada Research Chair on Genetic Determinants of Asthma, $500,000

Universit du Qubec Montral

– Otis, Joanne, Health, Canada Research Chair in Health Education, $500,000
– Shen, Yanan, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Biogeochemistry, $500,000

Universit du Qubec, Institut national de recherche scientifique

– Tyagi, Rajeshwar Dayal, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair on Bioconversion of Waste Water and Sewage Sludge into High-Value-Added Products, $1,400,000

Universit Laval

– Kleitz, Freddy, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Functional Nanomaterials, $500,000

Saskatchewan:

University of Saskatchewan

– Abonyi, Sylvia, Health, Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health, $500,000
– Achenbach, Sven, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Sub-micron MEMS X-ray Patterning, $500,000
– Chapman, Dean, Health, Canada Research Chair in X-ray Imaging, $1,400,000
– Kalynchuk, Lisa, Health, Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Neuroscience, $500,000
– Pedras, Maria Soledade C., Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Bioorganic and Agricultural Chemistry, $1,400,000
– St.-Maurice, Jean-Pierre, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Sciences, $1,400,000